Pat Corrales

Corrales had a nine-year run as a backup catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres from 1964-1973. He appeared in 300 games, hitting .216 with four home runs. He never played more than 63 games in a season. This happened in 1965 with the Phillies when he hit […]

Larry Biittner

Biittner spent 14 years playing in the majors, hitting .273 with 29 career home runs. He came up with the Washington Senators in 1970 and moved with the team to Texas in 1972. He played in 137 games for the Rangers during their first year in Arlington and hit his first three career home runs. […]

Swings and misses

Gene Pentz pitched in 104 games for the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros, going 8-9 with seven saves in a four-year career. His best year came in 1976 with the Astros when he won three games, saved five more and finished with a 2.97 ERA. He pitched in 41 more games for Houston in 1977, […]

Swings and misses

Duke Carmel played in 124 major league games between 1959-1965. He hit .211 with four home runs during that span. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals and appeared in 14 games in 1959 and 1960. The bulk of his time came in 1963, a year he split between the Cardinals and the New […]

Toby Harrah

A four-time all star, Harrah played in the majors for 17 years, breaking in with the Washington Senators in 1969 and finishing with the Texas Rangers in 1986. He hit .264 in his career with 195 home runs and 238 stolen bases. He was selected to his first all-star team in 1972 when he hit […]

Swings and misses

A reserve catcher for 10 years, Tim Blackwell hit .228 with six home runs in 426 games. His career began in 1974 with the Boston Red Sox and concluded in 1983 with the Montreal Expos. Along the way he played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs. He had one year as the Cubs’ starting […]